The actor, a known left-wing proponent, is in hot water for steaming up the proceedings of a New Delhi HIV/Aids benefit. During the show, Gere embraced Bollywood star, Shirpa Shetty, kissing her several times on the cheek.
Now, I don't give a damn about Gere, Shetty or any airhead, activist mouthpiece. The issue here is India's befuddling intolerance.
According to Yahoo News, Indian law forbids such 'public obscenity' as cheek kissing. "Last week, crowds in several Indian cities burned effigies of the 57-year-old star of An Officer and a Gentleman, American Gigolo and Pretty Woman"
India is fast emerging as a dominant global force. Too bad their social policy is one of schizophrenia.
Is it any wonder Indian males are wound so tight? God forbid they make eye contact with a woman or express affection in public... "off to jail you go."